Open Sessions

The ICTD2012 Open Session Committee announces that the following Open Sessions have been accepted for the conference. These sessions will be presented in a variety of format including workshops, panels, combined sessions and an Open Session Fair. We are delighted to be presenting more than 50 Open Sessions; some of the world’s leading ICTD scholars from across the globe have joined together to make the sessions schedule rich, diverse and engaging. Come and bring your perspective to the potpourri of exciting topics and networking opportunities that has swiftly grown to be a key part of the ICTD conference.

Individual or Combined Open Sessions

Beyond Arab Spring : Theories, Methodologies, and Case Studies on New Methods of Government Citizen Interaction Online, Dr Savita Bailur, London School of Economics, Chris Coward and Colin Maclay, Technology and Social Change Group, University of Washington, Amara Thiha, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Beyond M Apps for “People Like Us”: Understanding Teleuse to Design for Development, Heleni Galpaya, LIRNEasia, Allison Gillwald, Research ICT Africa and World Bank/InfoDev.

Distant Fields, Common Findings? Identifying the Challenges and Benefits of Multi-Country Qualitative Research, Jenna Burrell, UC Berkely, Janet Kwami, Furman University, Elisa Oreglia, UC Berkely, Ricardo Ramirez, New Economy Development Group, Andy Gordon, University of Washington, Balaji Parthasarathy, IIITB – Bangalore, India.

Does Openness Enhance Development? , Caitlin Bentley and Tony Roberts, Royal Holloway University of London, Linda Raftree, Plan USA, Matthew Smith and Varun Aurora,, Bjorn-Soren Gigler, Georgetown University.

e-Governance Café, Increased Access and Citizen Participation, Ari Katz, IREX, Martin J. Murillo, Cape Breton University, Kweku Koranteng, Irfanullah Arfeen, Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering, Awah Innocent Ndah.

Enabling Greater Access, Visibility, and Use of Knowledge Through Open Licenses, Kathleen Ludewig Omollo, University of Michigan Medical School.

Enabling ICTD from “Within”: Educating Technologists for Development in Africa, G. Ayorkor Korsah and Astrid T. Larssen, Asheshi Unviversity College.

Entertainment and ICTD, Kartikeya Bajpai, Nimmi Rangaswamy, Microsoft Research India.

FAILFaire @ ICTD 2012, Melissa Densmore, UC Berkeley, P. Clint Rogers, PhD, Wayan Vota, Inveneo, and Katrin Verclas,

Gendered Voices from Africa and the Middle East: Gender and ICT Empowerment in Development, Salome Omamo, Own and Associates Center for Research and Development, Kenya, Patience Akpan-Obong, Arizona State University – Polytechnic Campus.

How the Information Society Recasts Women’s Citizenship – Stories from the CITIGEN Research Programme, IT for Change, Bengaluru (Karnataka, India), with Anita Gurumurthy.

ICT for Social Change in the MENA Region, Anas Tawileh, Systematics, Sherif El Tokali, UNDP, Adel El Zaim, IDRC.

ICTD and Female Support Agents: How Do Female Intermediaries Negotiate Empowerment in their Everyday Lives and Relationships?, Dr Savita Bailur, London School of Economics, Dr Sharon Morgan, University of Manchester.

ICTD and the “Mapping Reflex”, Arlene Ducao, MIT Media Lab; Aparna Khanna, University of Delhi; Michael Champanis, University of Cape Town; Sunandan Chakraborty, NYU

ICTD African Researchers Network, Kathleen Diga, Paul Plantinga, Robert Kabutey Okine, Shikoh Gitau, Jessica Colaco, David Hutchful, Ilda Ladeira, Kweku Koranteng; University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa; Monash University, Johannesburg, South Africa; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana; Research @iHub , Nairobi, Kenya; Grameen Foundation.

ICTD in Latin America: A Review of Trends and Challenges, Eduardo Villanueva, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

ICTD Peer Mentorship Workshop, Deana Brown and Deji Fajebe, Georgia Institute of Technology.

ICTs and Small Island Developing States, Dhanaraj Thakur, Gillian Marcelle, Elena De Jesus, Siaosi Sovaleni, Joseph Mertz, Carnegie Mellon University.

Information Society Research in the Global South, Dr. Arul Chib, Strengthening Information Society Research Capacity Alliance (SIRCA II), Nanyang Technological University.

Mobiles, Social Media and Democracy, Tim Unwin, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation.

Nothing is as Practical as a Good Theory! Considering the Added Value of the Capabilities Approach for ICT4D Research and Practice , Dorothea Kleine, Centre in ICT4D/UNESCO Chair, RHUL, Bjoern-Soren Gigler, World Bank, Margaret Nyambura Ndung’u, University of Nairobi, Yingqin Zheng, Centre in ICT4D/UNESCO Chair, RHUL.

Photo Elicitation Techniques to Support Research Projects in the Comminities, Lorenzo Cantoni, Isabella Rega,and Sara Vannini, Università della Svizzera italiana.

Pulling Back the Curtain: An Unbiased Look at the Future of Wireless Versus Fixed Broadband Across the Globe, Judith Mariscal, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE).

The Role of ICTs in Post-Conflict Situations, Kevin Donovan, Dr. Tim Kelly and Nicolas Friederici.

Students on the Road: Sharing Academic Fieldwork Practices, Joe Mertz, Carnegie Mellon University, Revi Sterling, University of Colorado, Boulder, Laura Hosman, Illinois Institute of Technology.

Spirit Not the Letter: Making ICT Work for Human Development, Ineke Buskens, Project Leader – GRACE, Matthew Smith, International Development Research Center, Mark Thompson, Cambridge Judge Business School.

Sustainable ICTD, Anupam Jain, Arun Kumar, Amit A Nanavati, Nitendra Rajput, and Jerome White, IBM Research.

Translating Anthropology Debates to ICT4D, Samantha Merritt, Catherine Bishop, and Eden Medina, Indiana University.

Want Open Research? Deep Dive into the Global Impact Study, Araba Sey and others from the Technology and Social Change Group, University of Washington Information School.

ICTs as an Enabler for Private Sector Development,Torbjorn Fredriksson, UNCTAD.

Open Session Fair

Are Community Development Portals Effective Tools for Socioeconomic and Human Development? An
Egyptian Case Study
, Ibrahim Ahmed, Egypt ICT Trust Fund.

Capacity Lab: Grassroots Empowerment Through Information Technology, Dr. –Ing. Lutz Frommberger,
Cognitive Systems Research Group, Universitat Bremen.

ICT Revolutionizing Rwanda, Claude Migisha Kalisa.

ICT and Social Involvement: Challenges and Opportunities in the e-Mexico Project, Claudia Flores
Saviaga, Carnegie Mellon University.

ICT4D – Actors and Actions, Spider (The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions)(See Flyer)

INFOLADY: An Innovative Model of ICT Based Entrepreneurship for Empowering Rural Women in
, DNet.

Net-Map for ICT4D, Paolo Brunello, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Past One Year Experience in ICT4D Projects in Health, My Story of Involvement in ICT4D Innovations
for Better Health Outcomes in Nigeria
, Benjamin Akinmoyeje, Management Sciences for Health.